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Topic: Schubert Impromptu in E flat major Op. 90 No. 2  (Read 8557 times)

Offline thekrafty1tar

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Schubert Impromptu in E flat major Op. 90 No. 2
on: July 24, 2009, 06:20:34 PM
Any constructive criticism and/or comments would be appreciated!

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Offline storyseller

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Re: Schubert Impromptu in E flat major Op. 90 No. 2
Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 08:24:25 AM
One of my favorites. You're getting there...

Just listen to how the "greats" play this to get some ideas. It needs more phrasing, more dynamics (pay attention to the markings on the score) less note-by-note playing, more/better use of pedal especialy in the "middle" part, a sence of flow, a little faster maybe... Generally a little polishing and it's ready to fly!

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Re: Schubert Impromptu in E flat major Op. 90 No. 2
Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 07:51:05 PM
quite an old post, but perhaps you are still interested in comments...

Technically, you managed to play this piece very well and I liked a few parts. You do have the ability to play this much better, if you pay more attention to phrasing and a more consistent tempo in each part. Especially the scale runs need a bit more breathing, give yourself and the audience a break sometimes ;) Start and end each phrase a bit slower than the average tempo and always find the note that you think you should aim for. You are much more alive while playing the middle section of this first part and so I think you simply have to focus a bit more on expression during the scales.

In the second part, you lack phrasing again. Make the breaks between the phrases just a split second longer. It sounds a bit out of breath. In fact, you will find it much easier to play with good phrasing.

At the end of the first part and also towards the end, you could build up a bit more suspense with a stronger crescendo.

Don't worry about the general tempo, I think it is fine. Some professionals play as if they were anxious to get home early - very impressive but not always the best tempo.

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